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Independent Study Into Suicide In Ex-service Community Commences starstarstarstarstar   22nd August 2008 - Views: 395 Independent Study Into Suicide In Ex-service Community Commences Delivering on a key election commitment, the Minister said the study would examine a number of specific cases of suicide by ex-service members in recent years to help identify those members who may be at risk of self harm.

Scholarships For Children Of Vietnam Veterans starstarstarstarstar   16th August 2008 - Views: 560 Scholarships For Children Of Vietnam Veterans SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF VIETNAM VETERANS Vietnam veteran families have benefited from $468,000 in tertiary education scholarships presented to 52 sons and daughters of Vietnam veterans in 2008, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, said today. Mr Griffin said the scholarships are recognition by the Australian Government of the additional challenges children may face due to their parents’ Vietnam War service.

Local Museum's Lone Pine Dedicated By Minister On 93rd Anniversary Of Battle starstarstarstarstar   8th August 2008 - Views: 353 Local Museum's Lone Pine Dedicated By Minister On 93rd Anniversary Of Battle The battle for Lone Pine on 6-9 August 1915 was one of the bloodiest of the Gallipoli campaign. Australia suffered over 2000 casualties and the Turkish around three times as many. Such was the intensity of the fighting that seven Victoria Crosses were awarded for action at Lone Pine.

Yass Aged Care Facility Extension To Be Opened starstarstarstarstar   30th July 2008 - Views: 396 Yass Aged Care Facility Extension To Be Opened Additional beds for residential care for the ageing veteran and war widow community will be opened TOMORROW by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin.

Revised Time - Minister To Present Naval Association With $94,000 starstarstarstarstar   28th July 2008 - Views: 382 Revised Time - Minister To Present Naval Association With $94,000 The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, will present a cheque for more than $94,000 to the Naval Association of Australia at its Triennial Conference in Hobart today. The association is one of 480 ex service organisations that received $6.66 million as part of the boost to the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program.

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